The Game Awards, the last major trade show in the gaming industry this year, took place on the night of December 12-13. It is popularly called the Oscar from the world of gamedev. Plus, new projects were announced on it, as well as fresh details about the announcements that had already taken place were revealed. We have collected the results of The Game Awards.
Sekiro: Shadow Die Twice Game of the Year
Sekiro: Shadow Die Twice became the main game of this year. It is followed by the following projects, which were also awarded the title of the best this year:
Separately awarded with Disco Elysium as an indie masterpiece. She won in all the nominations presented: Best Narrative, Best RPG, Best Indie and Best Indie Studio. In their acceptance speech, the developers said that they thank three people for their inspiration: Ilya Repin, Vladimir Mayakovsky and Viktor Tsoi. And also Marx and Engels for their worldview. Studio ZA / UM is from Estonia, so it's no surprise that they have strong Slavic roots.
For a complete list of winners, see here. We are also adding the full version of The Game Awards itself.
Epic Games Store Sale & 12 Free Games
At The Game Awards, Epic Games unveiled a trailer featuring a selection of new exclusives for their store for next year, as well as a good portion of the sale-related freebie.
Epic exclusives are as follows: Predator: Hunting Grounds Bloodroots, Surgeon Simulator 2, Rogue Company, The Red Lantern, Before We Leave, Totally Reliable Delivery Service, Foregone, Godfall.
During the sale, which will take place from December 12 to January 1, every day in the store will be giving away 1 game for free. So, you can add 12 free games to your library. The Wolf Among Us was the first free game and for good reason.
Announcing The Wolf Among Us 2, now for sure
When Telltale closed, before that it announced a sequel to the fabulous detective The Wolf Among Us. However, after closing, the game was canceled. Now she is back in service.
Despite the fact that Telltale is referred to as a developer, the game is created by AdHoc Studio, which bought the rights to the franchise after the original creator went bankrupt. It employs some of the old Telltale staff, including the writer and director of The Wolf Among Us.
The game will also be an Epic Store exclusive for consoles and PC.
Senua's Saga: Hellblade II Announcement
But the British from Ninja Theory delighted us by announcing the sequel to the cult indie game Senua's Saga: Hellblade II. But it was followed by a larger announcement.
Down with Scarlett, give Xbox X
Microsoft showed us its next-gen Xbox Series X console. According to Phil Spencer, footage from Senua's Saga: Hellblade II is based on their new console. It is stated to produce 60fps at 4K, and 8K and 120fps support is also claimed. The processor of the new set-top box is based on the Zen 2 architecture from AMD.
The console will maintain backward compatibility, allow all legacy games to run from previous consoles, and allow save transfers.
New World — New MMORPG from Amazon
A new trailer for Amazon's long-suffering project, New World, was shown at the awards ceremony. Apparently, the production hell of development is behind and the game will still be released on Steam in May 2020. The pre-order is already open.
Chinese developer 24 Entertainment under the wing of publisher NetEase has announced an online game where the Chinese worldview will clash with the Western one.
How the developers highlight the features of the game:
3v3v3: Nine to Five Announcement
Redhill Games has announced Nine to Five, a new online tactical shooter. The setting of the game unfolds in the near future, something like an impending cyberpunk, where corporations have seized all power, and the mercenary profession has become a private.
Three teams of three people will face each other in one mast. Battles consist of three rounds, where players will change goals. The events of the previous round will influence the next. The developer emphasizes the importance of teamwork, and also pits his game against crazy shooters, where everything revolves around fun. This is what they were doing in the trailer, throwing a stone into the Fortnite vegetable garden.
The game will be released so far only on PC. You can already sign up for an alpha test on the developer's official website.
New Ghost of Tsushima Trailer
At State of Play, which took place this week, we were shown a new trailer for Ghost of Tsushima, ending at the most interesting place. As it turned out, it was a cunning plan of the developer studio Sucker Punch from the category of "both yours and ours", because the continuation of this trailer was shown just at The Game Awards.
There was also information that the game will be released in the summer of 2020.
Weird West - Weird West Announcement
Former Arkane Studio developers who founded WolfEye have revealed their debut project, Weird West. The game is set in the Strange West, where many fantastic creatures live in addition to people.
According to the developers, this is an immersive sim, where each adventure is unique and will depend on the decisions you make. You can travel the world of the game, either alone or with a gang that you collect from NPCs. The game will be released on PC in 2020 on Steam.
Announcement Fast & Furious Crossroads - Fast & Furious Races
To announce Fast & Furious Crossroads has taken the stage with Vin Diesel and Michelle Rodriguez, the lead actors in the Fast and the Furious franchise. Before you start fucking with the reason that this is a movie based game, know that it is being developed by the creators of Project Cars at Slightly Mad Studios.
Details of the plot were not disclosed to us. It is only known that the main characters will be Roman, Letty and Dom. In the game, their roles will be played by the same actors. The game is canonical and should expand the universe.
In the trailer, you can see that the cars have weapons, so the colorful races are not limited to. Delivered to Fast & Furious Crossroads is both single player and multiplayer, which will be covered later.
Announcing Dungeons & Dragons: Dark Alliance
Rejoice, Dungeons & Dragons, for you Tuque Games studio has announced an action RPG based on your favorite franchise.
Selected third-person action is waiting for us. Many familiar characters from the Dungeons & Dragons like Drizzt Do'Urden, Catti-Brie, Bruenor, and Wulfgar. The developers are positioning their game as the spiritual successor to Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance.
The exact date of the announcement is unknown. The game will be released in summer 2020 on PC, PS4 and X One.
New LoL story games - CONV / RGENCE and Ruined King.
Not only did publisher Riot Forge unveil many new League of Legends franchise projects a couple of months ago, they announced a couple more story games at TGA.
The first game is the CONV / RGENCE action platformer. In the story, a young scientist named Ekko invented a time manipulation device. It turned out, as you might guess, into a disaster.
The game was announced for the PC; developer - Double Stallion.
The second project of Ruined King. It is being developed by Airship Syndicate studio. Nothing is known about her plot.
Mysterious prologue project presented by PUBG authors
Prologue is a brand new game from PUBG creator Brandon Geane. At first glance, it looks like a horror, but it's not certain. We did not receive any details or plot, and the description in general should have won an additional award for the most vague information in the industry. It says prologue is a new exploration of gameplay technologies, where the developers want to give players a new experience every time they play.
As it is not difficult to guess, neither the release date nor the platforms are known.
Music in Cyberpunk 2077
The set of soundtracks in Cyberpunk 2077 is so large that they decided to devote a whole separate video to it on TGA. About a dozen famous performers appeared there. Some will also voice the characters.
These were all significant results of the TGA. Many smaller projects were also presented at the awards ceremony, but we will tell about them next week.
The Topic of Article: The Game Awards Results.